Birthday Treats

Mark West Union School District, like school districts across the country, has a Wellness Policy to promote student health.  This policy limits the amount of high-sugar and high-fat foods that may be served in school.  The full Wellness Policy is listed on the district’s web site. 

In keeping with the Wellness Policy, and in the interest of keeping students healthy and energetic during the school day, here is my birthday policy.  If you would like to bring in a treat for your child’s birthday, you can:

     Bring in a non-food item for each child – stickers, a coloring book, fancy pencils and erasers, mini-notepads… use your imagination!  I will pass these out in the morning, so that kids can appreciate your child all day!

Make or purchase a healthy snack for each child: lowfat mini-muffins, fruit kabobs (these are so popular!), cinnamon tortillas with fruit salsa, mini-bagels with lowfat cream cheese, or your own idea.  I will pass these treats out at the beginning of the last recess (1:45).

Please choose just ONE option for your child, and let me know ahead of time.  If you don’t give me advance notice, I cannot promise that we will have time to distribute your child’s goodie.

If your child has a summer birthday, I’d be happy to celebrate him or her on the half-birthday.  Please send me a reminder a few days ahead. you for your help!